'The ladder that likes the wall'
Richard and Ab Rogers have commissioned Xenia Moseley… Father and son collaboration, Richard and Ab Rogers are working with designer/thinker, Xenia Moseley to produce a ladder. Inspired by the saying by M. Kundera, “The absolute absence of a burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being”, Ab and Richard asked Xenia to design a ladder to help explore the lost corners of a room. When asked about their wish, Ab Rogers said, ‘I want to design a ladder because they are special in many ways and often overlooked as ordinary. They deserve to be elevated by thoughtful design. As an object a ladder offers an exciting way to move; it helps you rise to a new place, to get somewhere you cannot otherwise reach and see a familiar space in a different light. It is a diagram of its structure, legible, able to be read like a book. It is a sensitive object, able to borrow structure - leaning on the wall - and to expose it (the wall and mass of a structure.)’
Species: Red oak